For Cleaner Water: Respect Our Waters Homeowner Workshop Comes To South Milwaukee

From the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network …

Join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the South Milwaukee City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 2424 15th Ave., South Milwaukee.

This workshop will feature a classroom presentation on the causes of polluted storm water runoff and the role of rain gardens, rain barrels, composting and other yard care practices to reduce polluted runoff to our streams, river and Lake Michigan.

Our instructors are experts in the field and teach workshop participants about actions they can take in their yards and neighborhoods to reduce stormwater pollution and protect our streams, rivers and lakes. A rain barrel will be given away at each workshop in a free drawing.

Pre-registration is required here.

Questions? Contact Allison Chernouski at Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network, 262-898-2055 or

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Cousins Cares: Here Is A Schedule Of Sandwich Shop Fundraising Events

The South Milwaukee Cousins Subs location in Grant Park Plaza continues to step up and help community organizations.

Here is a list of their upcoming fundraising days … stop by and grab lunch or dinner and help out a local organization!

  • Monday, April 28: 10% of all sales all day will be donated to the Boy Scout Troop 230
  • Monday, May 5: 15% of all sales from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be donated to the South Milwaukee Music Parents Association
  • Monday, May 12: 10% of all sales all day will be donated to South Milwaukee High School Boys & Girls Team
  • Sunday, May 25: 15% of all sales from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. will be donated to the South Milwaukee Restore the Lagoon project
  • Sunday, June 1: 10% of all sales all day will be donated to the South Milwaukee High School Baseball Team
  • Monday, June 9: 15% of all sales from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be donated to the Grobschmidt Senior Center
  • Monday, August 4: 15% of all sales from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be donated to South Milwaukee Community Night Out

Thanks to Cousins and franchise owner Thomas Jones for doing their part to help the groups that make South Milwaukee the special place it is.

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Calling All Youth: Summer Job Help Available

Here is information about a program through the Milwaukee Area Workorce Investment Board.

The goal: “Hhelp young people enter the world of work, build their resume and be introduced to a potential career.”

The application deadline is May 9.

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Clean Up Your Community This Saturday!

Just a reminder that Saturday is the annual South Milwaukee Earth Day Cleanup event …

I really hope to see huge numbers out picking up trash around the community, be it at or around one of the five gathering spots– 16th and Rawson, City Hall, Chicago Avenue and Oak Creek Parkway, the fire dpartment and Grant Park Beach parking lot – or around your neighborhood.

Check out the event listing on the city’s Facebook page, or learn more in my previous post. (And if you haven’t liked the city’s Facebook page, please do.)

As an added incentive, besides the free lunch for volunteers, the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is offering five pairs of tickets for its weekend shows for participants in the cleanup, including if you’re willing to hand out garbage bags to residents at Saturday’s South Milwaukee Spring Market at the high school.

Spread the word!

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Check out these South Shore headlines …

Also, NOW has published a new police blotter with reports only from Cudahy.

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Report: Former South Milwaukee Student Found Dead In Atlanta

Fox 6 has the disturbing details on the case of 24-year-old Andre Tripps. From it …

A group gathered at South Milwaukee High, the school Tipps graduated from, on Sunday, April 20th to remember the man.

“It breaks my heart that a good person is gone,” said Heather Vogel. “Wouldn’t you feel his pain? Why would you do that to him?”

Firefighters in Georgia discovered Tripps’ body last week while responding to a brush fire outside of Atlanta. His hands and feet were tied up and his body burned. Officials aren’t sure what circumstances led up to the point where Tripps was found.

“How anyone would want to do that to a person in general is — it doesn’t make any sense,” said Vogel.

Also check out coverage from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSB-TV in Atlanta.

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Local Churches Doing Great Things

Easter Baskets 011Our local churches make South Milwaukee stronger through volunteerism and helping others.

Two great examples from last weekend …

First, above is a photo of 29 laundry “Easter” baskets filled with food headed to Human Concerns for distribution in time for the holiday. Members of South Milwaukee’s First Congregrational United Church of Christ prepared them on Palm Sunday, and I was happy to stop by and thank them for their efforts.

IMG_0374Also, 66 members of South Milwaukee’s Trinity Lutheran Church (my church) packaged meals for 9,000 kids through the Food for Kidz program. The meals are headed to El Salvador. Check out the group shot above.

Thanks to everyone who helped with these two efforts — and all of the terrific work that happens at our local churches. Their commitment to community is evident at every turn.

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